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Exterminating Angel

Exterminating Angel

by Luis Buñuel
     
 

An aristocrat named Nobilé invites several society friends to his house after the opera. But even as the dinner preparations are underway, servants feel compelled to leave. Despite threats of dismissal, the footman also leaves, and, as the guests arrive other servants escape. Dinner is served and hours pass, but the guests do not leave. Finally, each

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An aristocrat named Nobilé invites several society friends to his house after the opera. But even as the dinner preparations are underway, servants feel compelled to leave. Despite threats of dismissal, the footman also leaves, and, as the guests arrive other servants escape. Dinner is served and hours pass, but the guests do not leave. Finally, each refusing to be the first to leave the party, distrust sets in, and the guests turn on their host, blaming him for their self-induced captivity.

One of Bunuel's most sardonically humorous and visually dazzling of movies, Exterminating Angel reveals itself as a screenplay to be also a linguistically brilliant satire of social aspirations. This 1962 film presents in self in script form as a great work of literature.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Using his typical deadpan style, Mexican surrealist Luis Buñuel makes mincemeat of the egocentric upper crust in Angel(see Trailers, LJ1/09), where the guests at a party find they can never leave-not the next day nor in subsequent weeks-even as their conditions deteriorate. Desert finds the sly master of absurdity poking fun at religion. An ascetic resides indefinitely on a stone pillar in order to make himself worthy, then encounters the devil in the form of a woman. For serious film devotees.


—Jeff T. Dick

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671212766
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1972
Series:
Modern Film Scripts Series

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